Chicken on a Raft
Cyril Tawney

Skipper’s in the wardroom drinking gin
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
I don’t mind knocking, but I ain’t going in
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
The Jimmy’s laughing like a drain
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
He’s looking at me “comic cuts” again
Hi ho, chicken on a raft

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Chicken on a raft on a Monday morning
Oh, what a terrible sight to see
’Dabtoe’s forward and the dustman’s aft
Sittin’ there pickin’ at a chicken on a raft

Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Hey ho, chicken on a raft

Gave me the middle and the forenoon too…
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
And now I’m pulling in the whaler’s crew…
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Seagulls wheeling overhead…
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
I oughter be home in me featherbed…
Hi ho, chicken on a raft

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I had a little girl in Donny-Bee
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
And did she make a fool of me
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Her heart was like a pusser’s shower
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Run hot to cold in a quarter of an hour
Hi ho, chicken on a raft

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An Amazon girl lived in Dumfries
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Only had her kids in twos and threes
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Her sister lives in Maryhill
Hi ho, chicken on a raft
Says she won’t but I think she will
Hi ho, chicken on a raft

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